posted on August 30, 2006
It's been entirely too long since I've put any pictures of Colette up on my blog. She changes so fast it's amazing, and she's such a great teacher.
Right now she's 8 months old and at the trying to figure out how to crawl and/or walk stage. She seems much more focused on standing and walking than crawling. Crawling doesn't seem to interest her very much and she'd much rather pull herself up by whatever nearby object will support her... When I'm around that's usually me!
There are truly some valuable lessons to be learned in watching her. Like when you start something that's brand new it's REALLY hard. She's been working on this stuff for weeks and still can't crawl, stand or walk yet. How many of us would start a project, spend weeks working on it and still have the dedication to see it through even if we saw ZERO results. But we all know that she will walk, and before long she won't even think about it. She'll pop up and go running off someplace without a second thought.
As adults we so rarely challenge ourselves to push through the challenges of learning a tough new skill like this. For me it's been very empowering to watch. Realizing that new skills are always difficult in the beginning, but if you stick with it long enough what now seems extremely difficult or maybe even impossible will be just the baseline with enough focus and dedication.
Sound like something you might be able to apply to your networking skills or some other skill that can help you take your business to the next level?
Now just look at that smile... If that doesn't just light you up I don't know what will (although I might be a bit biased)
Author: Scott Ingram